1978 Camaro LT1 start up and drive videos

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    That is a possible explanation, except the original 305 cu in CA legal 118 hp
    never had an icebergs chance in hell of spinning anything. The spinning has
    only started recently with the LT1 resting between the front fenders.

    Tom
     
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    A couple more videos from this weekend.

    Two on the drive to Santa Barbara for the Codys Car show. Shot from inside
    my 1963 Studebaker Avanti.

    101 southbound at Refugio :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaqsMdRbzT8

    101 southbound at Fairview overpass :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrbCGe37UhE

    A pan at the car show, low turnout this time, but beautiful weather.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzB7nsNEmRQ

    Last 4 cars you see : Erics 1969 Camaro LS1 swap, Bruces 1968 Camaro SS
    convertible, My 1963 Studebaker Avanti, and the 78 Camaro LT1 swap.

    Tom
     
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    Has sbca even had the cover off? Sbca, how do you know its a 2:41 non-posi? Axle codes are meaning less here 30+ years later. It's Very..Very unlikely to leave two long tire marks on a open diff unless like mentioned, something is with it. But if that was the case, you would have problems turning corners.
     
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    The axle gearing was obvious by the RPM on the freeway in OD. The non-posi
    was pretty much confirmed by jacking the car and turning one wheel, the other
    would spin opposite. I opened it up since and there is no posi inside. Weird.

    Tom
     
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    my open diff in my 72 did this as well, it seriously means you have the suspension spot on, no side to side lean thus the tires both spinning.
    it's rare but I had one which also made people wonder, so we pulled the cover and yup open diff. mine was 2:41 gears as well, maybe there's something to the higher gears allowing it to release the power to both wheels.
    I have since installed a Moser 9" with coil overs and torque arm.
     

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